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Northwestern Information Technology Organization

As Northwestern's information technology organization, Northwestern Information Technology (IT) is committed to collaboration and leading the delivery of technology services and information resources in the dynamic environment of Northwestern University.

We are also committed to providing an effective, comprehensive, and secure technology infrastructure to deliver the highest quality and sustainable information technology services in support of the University’s mission through responsive leadership, innovative exploration, sound guidance, and open collaboration.

Northwestern IT by the Numbers

Northwestern IT continuously seeks to improve the innovative technological environment for the University community through a vast array of tools and services. These include:

The scope and metrics of these efforts are highlighted on the Northwestern IT by the Numbers web page.

Northwestern IT Leadership

View departments, responsibilities, and contact information for the Northwestern Information Technology leadership team. Northwestern IT Leadership PDF.

Office of the Vice President and CIO

Manages and directs Northwestern Information Technology initiatives.
More about Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Administration and Finance

Supports Northwestern Information Technology staff and initiatives financially and administratively.
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Administrative Systems

Offers a holistic approach to administrative systems delivery and support, and allows for focused resources on project management, business analysis, reporting activities, and other common activities across these systems. More about Administrative Systems.


Provides and supports an infrastructure that meets the needs of the University's teaching, research, and administrative community.
More about Cyberinfrastructure.

IT Services and Support

Customer-focused organization that works across the University to support students, faculty, and staff in their use of technology.
More about IT Services and Support.

Information Security Office

Enables the University to conduct its business in a secure manner while achieving regulatory compliance and providing the controlled sharing of data.
More about Information Security Office.

International Center for Advanced Internet Research

Provides a focal point for leading-edge Internet research, innovation, and pre-production deployment.
More about International Center for Advanced Internet Research.

Last Updated: 14 December 2020

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